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TEDGlobal 2012

About Max

Bio

Mathematician whose research includes a breakthrough technique to monitor – and potentially screen for – Parkinson's disease through voice recordings alone

Languages

English

Education

  • University of Oxford; Applied Mathematics, 2003 - 2007

Job Titles

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chief Scientific Officer

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Very nice, very simple illustrated guide to anthropogenic global warming: http://t.co/dAIwS5rKuY
13 Jul

About Max Little’s work

By recording voices worldwide using the mobile telephone network, we aim to scale up the detection of Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders to the level of a population, at ultra low-cost. The project has been hugely successful, amassing recordings from around 10,000 participants to-date, in under two months.

Companies and organizations

MIT, University of Oxford

Fellows I'm collaborating with

Jimmy Lin

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Projects

Parkinson's Voice Initiative

Jun. 25, 2012 - Present

By recording voices worldwide using the mobile telephone network, we aim to scale up the detection of Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders to the level of a population, at ultra low-cost. The project has been hugely successful, amassing recordings from around 10,000 participants to-date, in under two months.

Project website

Academic Research

Jan. 10, 2003 - Present

My multidisciplinary, quantitative academic research projects.

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Max Little on the TED blog

Health

The voice detective: Fellows Friday with Max Little, whose Parkinson’s Voice Initiative took off after his TED Talk

December 21, 2012

At TEDGlobal 2012, Max Little (watch his TED Talk) asked the public to contribute voice samples to the Parkinson’s Voice Initiative, a data-gathering project that aims to help develop a way to diagnose the neurological disease quickly, non-invasively and in its early stages. If it succeeds, it could change the quality of care for Parkinson’s […]

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Science

In Short: Parkinson’s Voice Initiative reaches 10K calls, as a restaurant asks you to check your phone

August 17, 2012

Max Little, who gave the recent talk “A test for Parkinson’s with a phone call,” let us know that the Parkinson’s Voice Initiative has reached its goal of collecting 10,000 voice samples — which they needed to ensure the accuracy of their over-the-phone test for the disease. “It’s probably the fastest ever, large-scale Parkinson’s study,” […]

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